Director, Office of Vice President for Economic Development, Stony Brook University
Dr. Scheidt is Chair, Business Incubator Association of New York State; Long Island Innovation Hot Spot Steering Committee; Stony Brook Incubator Selection and Review Committee. Moving spirit behind creation of the Long Island Angel Network. Founder of Stony Brook Entrepreneurs Challenge, which has awarded almost $450,000 to 26 student start-up businesses − half still in existence — as of 2016. Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency trustee, serving New York’s third largest town. Manager and Instructor, Stony Brook’s NSF I-Corps Site, since 2015.
Board of Directors: Long Island Angel Network, region’s only public organization of
early-stage investors; Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA-LI), representing the
largest industrial park in the Northeast; Long Island Forum for Technology, trade
association for high technology manufacturers and businesses; Long Island High Technology
Incubator Inc., the region’s first new business incubator facility; and Community
Development Corporation of Long Island (Vice Chair), the region’s largest affordable
housing and community development not-for-profit. Past president of Women Economic
Developers of Long Island.
Author/co-author of proposals that have brought more than $25M in federal and state economic development funding to Long Island. Invited speaker on technology-based economic development, International Association of Science Parks, International Economic Development Council, state and regional economic development and business organizations.
Education AB magna cum laude, English and American literature, Brown University. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa MAT in the Teaching of English, Yale University Ph.D., History of American Foreign Relations, Stony Brook University Certified Lean LaunchPad Educator, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators AllianceVenturewell/Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.
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